Althea
american masters

Discover the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.

Episode Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 2901

About American Masters:

AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists.

Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America.

Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.


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Wed, Jul 24 3:00 P.M. Floyd Abrams: Speaking Freely     NH World (11.3)
Thu, Jul 25 3:00 P.M. Moynihan     NH World (11.3)
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